VIEWPOINT: ENGINEERING RESEARCH ON SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

The efficient use of smart materials and structures is important in the intelligent renewal of the nation's aging civil infrastructure systems. Several projects funded by the National Science Foundation are highlighted in this viewpoint, which addresses smart materials and structural systems. Basic research in designed materials, smart materials, and the associated structures and developing research results has great potential for enhancing the functionality, serviceability, and enhanced life span of civil infrastructure systems. As a result, improvement of productivity and quality of life will be observed.

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  • Accession Number: 00726941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1996 12:00AM